Generator (song)


Generator (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Generator


Artist = Foo Fighters
from Album = There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Released = March 6, 2000 (Europe)
April 24, 2000 (Australia)
Format = CD
Recorded = 1999
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 3:49
Label = Roswell, RCA Records
Producer =
Reviews =
Last single = "Stacked Actors"
(2000)
This single = "Generator"
(2000) | Next single = "Breakout"
(2000)

"Generator" is a Foo Fighters song, released as a single in 2000 in Australia only and also released as a limited edition single of 20,000 copies only in Europe. It is also available on their third album "There Is Nothing Left to Lose". The song is particularly unique among the band's work because of Dave Grohl's implementation of the talk box in parts of the song. The usage of the device was partly inspired by Grohl's admiration of Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh, both of whom helped popularise it in the 1970s. Dave Grohl has said that the song reminds him of his arrest on the Gold Coast, Australia.

No video was filmed for the single instead the group overdubbed a live performance of the song with the studio version to promote the single and album.

Track listing

Australian CD:

(The EP also contains an enhanced CD portion.)
# "Generator"
# "Learn To Fly" (Live 24 January 2000 Sydney, Australia)"
# "Stacked Actors" (Live 24 January 2000 Sydney, Australia)"
# "Breakout" (Live 23 November 1999 Glasgow, Scotland)"

European CD:

(This version was available for only 1 week between March 6 and March 12 2000, each CD was a limited, numbered edition and at the end of the week of release all remaining stock was deleted. As well as the music tracks it also included a multimedia 'enhanced' segment containing exclusive documentary footage and photos.)
# "Generator"
# "Ain't It The Life" (Live Acoustic Version)
# "Floaty" (Live Acoustic Version)
# "Fraternity"
# "Breakout" (Live)

* Tracks #2 and #3 were recorded at the Wisseloord Studio in Hilversum, Netherlands on November 22, 1999 as part of the Two Meter Sessions. They were originally broadcast on RTL5 Television and Kink FM.
* Track #4 was recorded at Dave Grohl's home studio just prior to Christmas 1999.
* Track #5 was Recorded live at Barrowlands, Glasgow, November 23, 1999 for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show (it is the same track that appears as track #4 on the Australian release).

7 inch:

# "Generator"
# "Fraternity"

Music video

The music video for Generator is a performance at the Chapel with the studio track dubbed over it.

Chart positions


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